Volunteer Team Visits SVO
A Special Visitor
The Tanzanian General Secretary of Social Welfare, Children and Health Dr. John Jingu came for a visit in September. He had nothing but glowing praise as he toured the dormitories, Medical Clinic, and numerous projects including the vegetable gardens, cows and pigs.
A New Doctor
Most of you know about Simon. He grew up at Samaritan Village and is now one of the doctors at the Medical Clinic. Well, we’re about to have another doctor in the family—Scholastica! She was brought to the orphanage by social welfare when she was just a year old. She’d been found abandoned in Arusha in an area near Lake Manyara. She attended St. Monica Primary School and Scholastica Secondary School. She’s always liked to play netball (volleyball), sing, watch TV, and play with dolls as a child. Her dream was to someday be a nurse. She graduated last summer from Form 6 and was accepted into Medical College where she now plans to be a doctor. She began her studies in October. There’s no doubt she’s going to make a fine doctor!
Home For Christmas
Josephat let us know all the children are doing well. Those from preschool and primary school will finish their semester at the end of November. The students in Secondary School (Boarding School) will finish the first week of December. He said many thanks to everyone, organizations, volunteers and certain charity groups for their support.
NOTE: We’ll be sending out report cards and new pictures to all the sponsors after the first of the year.
Four Children were adopted last year!
Four children will be adopted in November. One of the children was Faith who was only at the orphanage for a few weeks!
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New Children Expected to Arrive Soon
Several orphanages in Arusha have recently closed due to lack of funds. More are expected to shut down in the near future. Social Services has been asking us to take some of the these children.
Construction continues on the New Preschool!
Construction is underway for our brand new Preschool. The school will feature three classrooms for children ages 3 - 5 years old. Thanks to the NGO for raising the funds to build and